In Summary
  • The MCAs also rejected proposals to reduce the cost of tubal ligation which is a surgical procedure for women.
  • The public, during the participation forums on the bill, had proposed reduction of charges.
  • Muhoroni/Koru ward representative Julius Genga proposed the procedure be made more expensive to increase the population in the long term.

Kisumu MCAs have rejected proposals to lower the cost of birth control, arguing that this will prevent the region from acquiring the desired numbers for political advantage.

The members argued that reducing the fees charged for vasectomy would encourage men to go for the procedure, thereby, denying them a chance to sire more children.

This, they said, would slow down population growth in their county, a disadvantage to them politically.

Vasectomy is considered a permanent method of birth control in men.

PROPOSALS

The MCAs also rejected proposals to reduce the cost of tubal ligation which is a surgical procedure for women.

The topic came up during a discussion on the 2017 Kisumu County Finance Bill which was passed last Thursday.

The public, during the participation forums on the bill, had proposed reduction of charges.

According to the proposed law, those intending to go for tubal ligation and vasectomy at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital will have to part with Sh1,500.

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